Halemaʻumaʻu Crater offerings

Floral offerings by Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii

It’s not unusual to see offerings of one sort or another at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These flowers were on the edge of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, scene of the current eruption. In Hawaiian tradition, Halemaʻumaʻu Crater is considered to be home of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

For more information about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, go to nps.gov/havo/.

10 thoughts on “Halemaʻumaʻu Crater offerings

    1. Graham Post author

      Well, these flowers were left there by people, not growing there, but I’m always impressed by the plants that do grow in and around areas that are experiencing active eruptions.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Something like that. Hawaiian culture pays a lot of respect to gods and ancestors and these kinds of displays are one manifestation of that. I have another post coming up in a couple of days that is another!

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